Shortstop marketplace offers options at every draft stage

The top of the shortstop leaderboard offers an ample mix of power, speed and batting average. Here, as with 2Bmen, it is always useful to grab the speed when you can. But this group also is littered with health and experience risk, so you do need to exercise some caution.

Multi-asset commodities run 20 deep – just like last year – so everyone should be able to grab...

Ron Shandler


is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrated its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - - celebrated 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

24 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1994

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame

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Recent Articles

Second base 2018: Focus on speed

With a scarce commodity like speed, second base is where you need to stock up. There are 10 multi-asset mid/full-time players who include speed as part of their skill set. You need to get at least one of them, even if that means bypassing an otherwise solid power commodity. You...

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Several paths to profit with 3Bmen in 2018

Third base is another position with sufficient power and batting average sources, though slightly weaker overall than last year. It runs 17 deep in multi-asset players – down from 20 last year – which means mixed leaguers should be able to find at least one solid contributor.

Similar to last...

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Introducing the BABL Owners

We are about ready to toss out the first pitch of the 2018 BABL Exhibition League. I will be competing against nine other intrepid explorers in hopes of finding the optimal BABS-relevant fantasy draft format.

Those nine owners have now been chosen....

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Spend deep, or not, for elite 1B skills in 2018

As always, this is a position loaded with excellent power options and good batting average foundation players. The nice thing is that you don't need to pay big for the skills that this group offers. Sure, it would be nice to own some of the top names – and do...

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